Anyone who writes a blog, of course, is happy when someone reads it. Happier still when someone leaves a comment!
I grew up in New Hampshire, got married there, had babies, lived near family, had close and dear friends. And several times a week my phone would ring or there would be a knock on my door, and it would be friends or family just stopping by to chit chat, have a cup of coffee, sometimes with kids to play with mine, sometimes without, borrowing an egg or maybe a shoulder to lean on. They might stay for 10 minutes, stay for several hours, stay the entire day and share dinner with my family. I really miss that since we moved to Ohio. It seems in today's all-things-technology age we are hiding behind computers, texting on cell phones, messaging on iPads - and we have more connection with our favorite reality show contestants on TV than we do with our neighbors. I find it humbling to have to invite someone over for coffee, or to make a date in advance to go shopping together. Trying to find a time and date where three of four friends can all get together at once is almost an impossible task that I admit, I've pretty much given up on.
So that's why I blog. I have a need to connect with other people, to tell someone how my day has gone, to show off pictures of my grandchildren, to brag about a new quilt, to share a recipe. I need to vent about the service guy, or ask for ideas on things to do with my grandson. I visit other blogs for exactly the same reason - to get a new recipe or to hear about a deal at a local store; to read about someone else's grandchildren or exclaim (and be motivated by) their newest sewing accomplishment. I feel a connection - a technological friendship - with my fellow bloggers.
So I love this idea of a "Small Blog Meet". It's a chance to meet a new blogging friend, open my blog door and invite them in for coffee, share a tiny piece of their life with me, and listen to what's going on in my small corner of the world.
I invite you to click on the button below and join. Post a link to your blog on Lily's Quilts, and I will come visit. And thank you so much for being here for whatever reason. You touch my heart.
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. --Albert Schweitzer